RealClear Radio Hour: Reforming to Save & Mom vs. Department of Labor

This week on RealClear Radio Hour: common sense reforms, the cost of government policy mistakes, and an entrepreneurial mother taking on the Department of Labor.

My first guest this week is Salim Furth, research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis. Salim looks at the cost of government policy mistakes on the average American family, including burdensome land use regulations, licensing requirements, and energy mandates. Common sense reforms, he calculates, could save the average American household over four thousand dollars every year.

In the second half of the show, I’m joined by mom, entrepreneur, and founder of Children’s Consignment Events, Rhea Lana Riner. Rhea tells the story of how she grew her business from a living room sale to a nationwide franchise. Riner is now being forced to defend her business model in a lawsuit against the Department of Labor, which claims her local volunteer consignors should be categorized as employees owed back wages, even though no volunteers complained or even responded to government solicitations to file suit.

You can hear from both of our guests this week by listening to the full show as-aired on iTunes, or you can check out the individual podcasts hosted on YouTube and SoundCloud. Make sure to check back next week for another episode of RealClear Radio Hour.

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